So I rented X-Men:Destiny the other day. I was hopeing they did at least a decent job on it, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. While the graphics wern't all that great (almost last gen in my opinion) they could have been going for a comic/artsy theme, and they didn't really distract too much from the game. The story was decent and believable in the X-Men universe.
You can pick between 3 different characters, each with unique back stories, and then assign them one of three different power sets. Body density, shadow, and energy projection. I tried the shadow and energy projection and I liked the shadow powers better, but they also felt more powerful. You can also asign different x-genes you find throughout the game and these give you additional powers, add health, or various other quirks. You can find different suits to wear, but I didn't care for this aspect because aside from the X-Men suit the others were suits worn by other characters in the game. While the suits also give you different boosts, I felt dumb running around looking like a cheap Wolverine.
Overall it was a fun game, and short enough that I went through it twice. Once making my character join the X-Men and the second time around I joined the Brotherhood. Aside from a couple of dialog changes and 2 unique challenges for each faction, there wasn't any difference in the story or outcome. If there is a second game like this, I'd like them to explore the consequeces of your actions more.
The makers of this game should be emberassed and ashamed! There is so much wrong with this game to even name. I'll just tell you what's right with it. Nothing! Absolutely nothing! This is just another case of a company taking a prestigious name and slapping it on a piece of crud in order to dupe us out of our money. This after Xmen the movie came out and is one of the best comic book adaptations ever! They have game testers ut didnt even bother with them. You have to watch 3 minutes of cut scenes then if you die you have to sit through the cut scenes again. The corny, poorly written, poorly acted out cut scenes. They spent way more money on marketing than they did making this horrible game. Going around saying it would be a revolutionary rpg. They had to of known they were lying. Theres no one who made this game that can possibly believe it is even mediocre. I want these people to be held accountable for this rip off. I want a public appology at least. In this economy these corporations should not get away with this. Don't even waste your time with this game people.